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Keeping it Local From Beer to Brats. Buying Local Makes (Dollars and) Sense

In this issue: State and National Legislative Day Recaps Get connected with The Weather Channel The Law on Employee Lunch Enjoying a Michigan brew at Eldorado Golf Course in Mason


What’s in Your Wallet? We can help with that! “Scott Family” Educational Support Foundation Offers Grants

Award of $1,500 is awarded to the best on-going program that overcomes the non-golfer’s perceived barriers to playing golf such as: time, cost and intimidation. This recognition award will be presented to the MGCOA member golf course that demonstrates creativity and success in growing the game. The winner of the “John Dodge CARPE DIEM Award” will receive a check from the ESF for $500 - $1,000. Each candidate must be actively engaged in the dayto-day operation of the business. An employee of an MGCOA member or the member course may receive up to $1,000 award for innovation and initiative in the support and development of the golf business at which they are employed. Examples include new product, service, system or operation, technology, etc. These recognition awards are presented at the Michigan Golf Business Conference and Vendor Fair, taking place this year at the November 27 – 29 at the Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek. To apply for, visit www.mgcoa.org/education.html and click on the applications at the bottom of the page. You can also give the MGCOA a call and we will email an application to you.

In 1996 the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association created a separate tax exempt foundation with a mission of “providing training, education and professional development for Michigan golf course owners and operators.” The core belief of the MGCOA “Scott Family” Educational Support Foundation (ESF) is that continuing education opportunities are vital to the success of golf course owners and operators. The ESF is committed to the future. In that effort, two grants have been created for owners, operators and their staff. The “Dul Family” Player Development Leadership 0617 DATE

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The Michigan Clubs Self Insurance Fund is constantly searching for value-added services that may assist Fund members in managing their business. Midwest Employers Casualty Company The MI Clubs Fund purchases excess insurance to cover the expenses associated with high exposure claims. The excess carrier for the Fund is Midwest Employers Casualty Company (MECC). With an A.M. Best A+ rating, MECC and the Fund share core values of stability, relationship, balance, teamwork, and integrity. In this spirit, the MI Clubs Fund and MECC partner to provide “best in class” service to members by offering a suite of complimentary online risk management and human resource tools via Safety Center.

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Buying local, Being local by BILL FOUNTAIN, MGCOA President We are approaching our 2 5 th y e a r o f business here in Hartland and have had an opportunity to meet many other business owners and operators in our community. When I pull up our vendors log from where we purchase goods, it is amazing how much business we do right here in our own community. On top of that, look at how many products we use on a daily basis that are grown or distributed right here in Michigan. Golf courses have a tremendous positive impact on their local economy and community. One example of utilizing a local business is Crust Bread Company out of Fenton. Crust began as an offshoot of a restaurant named The French Laundry, a popular food and beverage establishment similar to Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor. The French Laundry followed the same business model as Zingerman’s, using only the best local products available, spending time travelling throughout the area

to purchase the highest quality of bread, meat and deserts. The French Laundry recently purchased a nearby vacant building in Fenton and launched their own bread and pastry business called Crust. Attempting to have a great hamburger on our menu here at the course, we shopped around and found that Crust has the best onion buns to make our burgers exceptional. This positive relationship and has been a win/win for both our course and Crust. This is just one example of keeping it local, respecting the Michigan products and businesses that work so well with

our business. So here’s a toast to all of the great products that are available right here in our back yard. Buy local, be local and treat your guests to the best products Michigan has to offer. Bill Fountain is the managing partner of The Majestic at lake Walden Golf Course in Hartland.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

24th Annual Member Golf Outing Gull Lake View, Augusta

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Golf League Championship Easgle Eye, Bath

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - 29 Golf Business Conference Firekeepers, Battle Creek

Board of Directors President

Vice President

Treasurer

Past President

Kathy Aznavorian Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center

Bernie Friedrich Boyne USA

Carolyn Olson Elmbrook Golf Course

Jon Scott Gull Lake View

Toni Joers Concord Hills Larry Moore U.S. Golf Cars

Steve Ramey Chisholm Hills

Jim Szilagyi The Lynx Golf Club

Tom Schwark Sycamore Hills

Susan Vanderburg Indian Lake Hills

Bill Fountain Majestic at Lake Walden

Ed Clark Sandy Ridge Golf Course Jim Dewling Total Golf Inc.

Bob Koutnik Fox Run Country Club

Gilda Johnson Lake Forest Golf Club

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Grow the Game: Everyone’s Responsibility by KEVIN HELMS, Executive Director, Michigan PGA Association, and the Michigan PGA, but there are several other golf organizations that also work hard to promote and grow the game. Whether it be the GAM and their Youth on Course program, the MGCOA and their great golf league program, or the Michigan PGA and the PGA Junior League Golf and Drive, Chip and Putt programs, there is a lot of great work being done and lot of cross-promotion and marketing among the allied associations to help make all of the programs successful. We are also all working together on this month’s Golf Legislative Day at the Capitol to promote the importance of the golf industry to the Michigan economy via jobs, travel & tourism, and charitable impact as well as highlighting the benefits our golf courses have on the environment. As you continue on into the busiest months of the golf season, please try to find some time to discuss with your staff how to carve out some time each week to work on growing the game and business of golf. It may be a new initiative at your facility geared towards women or retirees, or it may be collaboration with other facilities to hold a community-wide event to promote all of the programs and opportunities available at the various facilities. I wish you all the best for a successful 2017 season!  

As this issue of Tee Off Times arrives at the various golf courses throughout the state, golf season is in full swing and everyone is busy with charity events, tournaments and normal daily play. With a relatively short golf season here in Michigan, we pack a lot of business into a condensed and crazy calendar. At times, it may seem difficult to just maintain and keep our heads above water with the limited resources and staff available. While many facilities find themselves in this situation, we must not get totally consumed in “servicing” the business and try to set aside some time to work on “growing” the business. This is a responsibility shared by everyone and in many cases it can be most successful if done by partnering with other facilities in your community. At the state association level, we also share the responsibility to promote and grow the game both as individual associations and as a collective group. I think it is fair to say that there is more collaboration among the major golf associations in the state now than ever before. I am mainly speaking of the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association, Golf Association of Michigan, Michigan Golf Course Superintendents

2 Things Every Business Needs… Guess What?! You Already have Them!

compliance or changing human resources regulations. SBAM and MGCOA have you covered. We have unpacked the policy information for you to make sure you know what is necessary. Additionally, we have teamed up with Kushner & Company who will provide compliance consultation services so you can be prepared and stay ahead of the curve. Do you have moments where you aren’t sure what to do as a business owner? Use SBAM’s Ask an Expert section! We can be the first place to give you answers to HR, legal, compliance, information technology and accounting and finance questions to name a few. Through partnerships across the state, we can be the resource that provides you the answers you are looking for in a quick, efficient way. If you have questions on how to gain access to these benefits and services, please contact Ken Root at ken.root@sbam.org or 1-800-362-5461.

When your business needs help, how do you know where to turn? How do you cut through the clutter? The answer to these questions are…you don’t have to because the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association has already done this for you. Two of the most utilized benefits SBAM provides to small business owners are HR & Compliance and Ask an Expert. HR & Compliance gives you quick access to questions concerning any HR needs you may have. With workplace assessment tools, SBAM Talent Exchange and HR Advice and Information, you never have to worry about your HR needs again. These benefits coupled with the compliance tools allow you more time to work and less time worrying about how to handle an HR situation. With policy changes happening rapidly, you need to know that you are staying up-to-date on ERISA TEE-OFF TIMES

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Michigan Beer is Par for the Course Several Michigan resorts have taken their love of Michigan beer even further, hosting events which attract thousands of attendees. These include the Michigan Beer & Brat Festival (held annually, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend) at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville and Hops & Highlands (Saturday, September 30) at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs. Adding Michigan craft beer to a course’s beer list is easy. Almost every Michigan wholesaler represents at least one Michigan brewery and can provide a list of those products that are available in cans (as well as bottles and draft for indoor consumption).

Over the past few years, a growing number of Michigan breweries have begun to distribute their products in cans instead of or in addition to bottles and draft. Nearly three dozen Michigan breweries now offer canned beer, with more than 150 different products in the marketplace. This is great news for Michigan golf course owners looking to support the local craft beer industry. Treetops Resort in Gaylord offers about 100 Michigan beers across its property, focusing on lower alcohol beers on the course—such as ses-

Some things to keep in mind: • Consider the ABV (alcohol by volume). Session beers typically have an ABV of 5% or less, while high ABV beers come in at over 8% (which, while incredibly tasty, may not make the best option for a full day on the course). • Go for style variety. Make sure to not overload your beer list with too many of one thing. Instead of adding six IPAs, try selecting an amber, brown, lager, pilsner and/or fruit beer. Golfers enjoy a local draft beer at Eldorado Golf Course in Mason.

• Share the love. Nearly half of Michigan’s 300 or so craft breweries are classified as “microbreweries” and distribute their product in cans, bottles and on draft. If you have room for 10, 15 or 25 beers, try including as many unique breweries as possible.

sions and shandies, according to Gabe Bober, Food & Beverage Director. Two custom-made beers are among those featured including Treetops Shandy made by Short’s Brewing and 24/7—a session IPA from Rochester Mills Beer Co. “We think we were the first and possibly the only facility selling craft beer in high-tech stainless growlers and howlers to take on the golf course,” said Jerry Kamis, owner of Alpine Golf Club in Grand Rapids. “This has been extremely popular with our golfers. We have four different craft beers on tap, as well as 13 selections of craft cans for consumption in the clubhouse, outdoor pavilion or in six pack coolers for the golf course as well. We try and keep adding the seasonal varieties as we progress through the year, from the summer light and fruity to the fall Octoberfest options when the season is coming to a close.”

• Go beyond the can. While cans are appropriate for on the course, you can add to your selection for inside spaces with bottles and draft beers. Distributors or brewery representatives themselves can also assist golf course culinary teams with menu pairings or special events, such as beer dinners. This can be particularly of interest for outings, league banquets and even non-golf related events. For more information about Pure Michigan’s thriving craft beer industry, check out the website for the Michigan Brewers Guild—the official state trade organization, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017—at MiBeer.com. 3 5

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Now the World’s #1 Most Trusted Media Brand Can Bring More Golfers To Our Michigan Courses! The MICHIGAN GOLF COURSE OWNERS ASSOCIATION has partnered with The Weather Channel to offer Michigan golf courses a unique advertising opportunity. The Weather Channel is voted the World’s #1 Most Trusted Media Brand (Harris Poll 2016) and is one of the top 10 most downloaded apps. Starting now, any golf course in the state of Michigan can advertise on The Weather Channel mobile app. This unique partnership offers golf courses the opportunity to reach their target audience (golfers) right while they’re researching the most important thing related to golf… the weather. They can deliver ads to people in any target area, such as a 5-mile radius around the golf course. Because the majority of people allow The Weather Channel app to follow them via their phone’s location services, golf courses can be assured that their message is reaching the right people 100% of the time. The Weather Channel’s data also allows Michigan golf courses to specifically reach out to golfers, as identified by The Weather Channel. This means that a relevant message is delivered to the right people. And the most unique element of this campaign is only available to golf course owners through this partnership with the MGCOA. Golf courses can choose to only advertise on The Weather Channel

app during certain weather conditions, either current or forecasted. For example, a golf course can advertise to golfers within a 10-mile radius, but only deliver ads when the weather is 65 degrees and sunny! To take advantage of this opportunity, golf courses can email Scott.Truman@wilx.com. WILX TV (the NBC affiliate TV station located in Lansing, MI) is managing this campaign as a partner of The Weather Channel. The Weather Channel: Every morning, millions of us wake up and check the weather—before we get dressed, before we plan our day, before we walk out the door. That’s because weather impacts everything we do. At The Weather Company, we’ve been delivering the most precise, accurate forecasts to consumers—and contextualizing that data—for over 35 years. We’ve earned consumers’ trust, providing them everything from personalized daily recommendations to reassurance in times of need. And because our audience willingly shares their location information with us, we also have a strong sense of who they are and what they are likely to do based on their everyday journeys. The more data we process, the more layers of insight we uncover and the better we can predict behavior that helps marketers engage consumers at the right moments to drive results for their advertising.

Get Your Free “Guide to Running a Successful Golf Outing” New for 2017 is the latest edition of “A Guide to Running a Successful Golf Outing.” This handy little booklet is published every three years by the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association. The purpose of the guide is to help your event planners: • Raise funds • Assure participants have an enjoyable experience • Make life easier for the event planner and the golf course operator The “Guide” includes step by step instructions to planning an event from selecting a course, finalizing a budget, working with volunteers and the all-important awards and prizes. The MGCOA distributes the book to all state legislators, members of Meeting Professional International, Michigan Society of Association Executives, & Convention and Visitors Bureaus as well as to all golf courses in the state. The MGCOA is a non-profit trade association which is “The Voice of Michigan Golf Business.” Golf course owners and operators who belong to TEE-OFF TIMES

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the Association truly care about the golf industry and its future in Michigan. We encourage planners to choose a member course when planning their next golf outing. We provide them with a complete listing of all MGCOA members, including location and contact information. These guides are available to MGCOA members for the cost of shipping and handling (approximately $10 for 25 Guides but no limit on your order amount). Just give us a call and we will send them your way. This is only one of the many features and benefits of being a member of the MGCOA. 800-860-8575 6


What the Law says about Employee Lunch Breaks by WILLIAM J. HALLAN, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Michigan Retailers Association

You might be surprised to learn that but for a few exceptions, Michigan employers are not required to provide meal or rest periods to their employees. Many employers are under the impression they must provide employees with two rest periods and a lunch for a typical eight-hour shift. While some states have strict requirements, Michigan and federal law do not. However, if an employer does provide meal or rest periods (and many employers do), the question is whether the employer is required to pay the employee for that time. The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employees to be paid for “hours worked.” “Hours worked” ordinarily includes all the time during which an employee is required to be on the employer’s premises, on duty, or at a prescribed workplace. As a result, FLSA distinguishes between rest periods and meal breaks. Employers must pay

the employee for rest periods that are less than 20 minutes or for breaks when the employee is not

“...it’s best to understand the law and make it clear up front whether your employees can take meal breaks or rest periods, and whether they will or won’t be paid during them.” relieved of his or her duties (e.g., still required to answer the phone). On the other hand, a meal period is generally not considered to be work time, and the employer is not required to pay the employee for that time, as long as: (1) the employee is completely relieved from job duties; and (2) the meal period is 30 minutes or more. Exceptions There are a few exceptions to the general rule. Continued on page 10

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Advocacy Issues

vehicle includes an estimated 12,000 golf facilities (75 percent of U.S. total), 143,000 events, 12 million participants and an average of $26,300 per function.

Every day decisions are made on Capitol Hill that impact the golf industry. What is golf doing to seek fair and equal treatment as a legitimate industry? Below are a few items WE ARE GOLF advocates to Congressional leaders in D.C. on a daily basis. Kate Moore, MGCOA’s executive director and Tom Schwark, MGCOA’s chair of government affairs and owner of Sycamore Hills Golf Course in Macomb, joined the industry leaders at National Golf Day in Washington DC on April 26th. Here are a few of the important golf industry facts that were shared with our legislators.

Environmental Benefits The golf industry is dedicated to continually improving the construction and management of environmentally-responsible and economically-viable golf courses. The goal is for course managers and developers to continuously improve water conservation, water quality protection, energy savings and pollution reduction. Golf courses provide ecological and economic benefits to local communities. They protect habitat for wildlife and plant species. The majority of facilities use natural resources efficiently, with less than 15 percent relying on municipal water supplies.

Economic Impact Golf is a $68.8 billion industry, supports two million jobs and provides $55.6 billion in annual wage income. Of the nearly 15,200 golf courses in the U.S., more than 10,000 are available to the public. The game is affordable – the median green fee for 18 holes is $37. Small Business / Disaster Tax Relief  With almost 15,000 golf courses across the U.S., the industry provides a significant amount of tax revenue at the local level. This reduces the tax burden on families in those same communities where golf courses operate.  Our country has experienced several natural disasters in the last few years, causing incredible flooding and destruction to golf courses (Hurricane Ka- Schwark and Moore are pictured here in the Machinac Room of Senator Gary Peters office with golf course owners Kathy and Mike Aznavorian (Fox Hills Plymouth), Bentley trina - 2005, Super Storm Sandy Johnson (legislative aid) and John Fulling (CGCS and grounds and facilities manager at - 2012). Unfortunately, public Kalamazoo Country Club). courses have been grouped in with a select group of companies not eligible to Fitness Benefits Golf is a healthy and active sport. Those who receive disaster tax relief – which WE ARE GOLF play four times a week and walk the course exis seeking to overturn. pend nearly 8,000 calories. Walking 18 holes is equal to a 5-mile walk or 3.5 to 4-mile run. Charitable Impact In addition to communicating this at National Golf Golf is a key driver of charitable giving in the U.S – $3.9 billion a year to be exact. Almost all of Day, the Sports and Fitness Industry Association these philanthropic contributions go to causes also hosts “National Health Through Fitness Day” outside of the sport. Beneficiaries include health, on Capitol Hill each March and golf plays a key role youth, education, environmental and cultural in this event.   groups nationally, regionally and locally. - See more at: http://wearegolf.org/capitol-hill/ According to a 2011 study conducted by the National Golf Foundation, golf as a fundraising advocacy-issues/#sthash.AKQvsn2p.dpuf

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National Golf Day LEGISLATIVE BULLETIN by Tom Schwark, Owner of Sycamore Hills Golf Course in Macomb Kate Moore and I traveled to Washington, D.C., on April 26 to participate in National Golf Day. Kathy and Mike Aznavorian and John Fulling also were there to represent Michigan. Kate and I met with the staffs of Senator Gary Peters, Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Representative Mike Bishop. Our objective of these meetings was to convey the importance of the golf industry, and the benefits it provides to our society in terms of jobs, recreation, health, and the environment. Did you know that the U.S. golf industry provides 1.98 million jobs, paying $55.6 billion in wages? The total impact of the golf industry is $176.8 billion to the economy of the United States. There are over 25 million people who play golf in the U.S. of which 20% are women. About 465 million rounds of golf were played in each of the last few years. For those golfers who like to walk, playing 18 holes is the equivalent of a 5 mile walk. Older people who play golf have better static and dynamic balance control and confidence. Golf decreases the risk of more than 40 major chronic diseases. One of the topics of discussion with the legislators staffs was the “Personal Health Investment Today” (PHIT) Act. This Act enjoys bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate, and it expands the IRS definition of a medical expense to include physical activity as a form of prevention. This allows for medical care tax treatment of qualified fitness and sports expenses, including golf. The purpose of this Act is to increase the physical activity of the average American, which has been decreasing for years. In reality, the best time to pass the PHIT Act would be in conjunction with passing the Budget Bill, because the Act would increase tax deductions and therefore decrease tax revenues. However, it would be a worthwhile investment in a healthy America. Did you know that nationally, golf courses have reduced their water consumption by 21.8% over the last ten years? We are using less chemicals than 10 years ago, by applying on an as needed basis instead of a routine basis. We are mowing fewer acres and letting some out of play areas revert to their natural state. We are creating buffer zones around water to reduce pollution. This is a winwin for the golf industry (economically) and the environment and we passed this message along to

the legislative staffs. One other issue that was discussed with the legislative staffs was the H-2B program which help to provide workers for seasonal employers including the golf industry. Most of us do not utilize these workers, but they are important to the resort industry. All in all, it was an exhausting couple of days, but it was gratifying talking to the legislative staffs about the golf industry and the positive aspects it brings to our society. We found that everyone we talked to in Washington, D.C. was receptive to the golf industry, and that our industry was very beneficial to our society in many ways.

WeAreGolf…Michigan Style

Following a successful National Golf Day event in April, the leaders of the Michigan Golf Alliance met with members and legislators for a day filled with information and advocacy. Nearly 400 gathered under the big tent in front of the Capitol steps for “lunch on the turn”, an opportunity for legislators and their constituents to discuss the issues of golf business and connect with one another. The Michigan Golf Alliance members introduced themselves and their key issues to the House and Senate. Taxes, tourism funding and the environment were top on the list. The highlight of the day was in the afternoon when Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley presented Governor Snyder’s proclamation that June is Michigan Golf Month (#MichiganGolfMonth). The Michigan Golf Alliance is comprised of the leaders of Michigan golf industry associations and came together to create a dynamic event to promote the game and the business of golf. “With Governor Snyder’s proclamation of June as MICHIGAN GOLF MONTH, we showcased to the legislators what an important business our industry is to the state. With so many more golf courses than most states, Michigan truly is a leader in golf business,” said Tom Schwark, chairman of government affairs for the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association and owner of Sycamore Hills Golf Course in Macomb. Michigan Section PGA professionals offered a swing analysis for the legislators and their staff throughout the afternoon as well as putting tips. US Golf Cars (a Club Car distributor) brought equipment to demonstrate the major investments the industry makes. Beverage partner Coca Cola provided beverages throughout the day. 9

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What the Law says about Breaks Continued from page 7

First, federal law requires employers to give breaks (when needed) to breastfeeding mothers (for a reasonable period of time) and a private room (other than a bathroom) to express breast milk. Employers must provide this reasonable accommodation for up to one year after the child’s birth. Regarding minors many states have enacted protections for minors. Michigan is one of those states. In Michigan, minors (individuals under the age of 18) must be given a 30-minute, uninterrupted, rest period if scheduled to work more than five consecutive hours.

and well fed employees are more productive, efficient and less likely to be involved in a workplace injury. Rest periods also encourage social relationships between employees and build corporate morale. If you’re drafting your own corporate policy, consider answering the following questions in your policy: • What is the difference between a meal break and a rest break? • What is an uninterrupted break? • When should meal breaks and rest breaks be taken? • What happens if an employee is interrupted by work during a meal break? • Where should employees be encouraged to take their meal breaks? • What if employees wish to take their meal breaks at their desk? Excluding the situations described above, Michigan employers are not required to provide meal or rest periods to their employees. But if you do, as many employers do, it’s best to understand the law and make it clear up front whether your employees can take meal breaks or rest periods, and whether they will or won’t be paid during them.

Other Exceptions Employees who are covered by a collective bagaining agreement may have additional rights and privileges set forth in that agreement. Other employees may request reasonable accommodations for medical issues or religious observation. Best Practices Of course, most employers do offer meal and rest periods with the understanding that well rested

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24th Annual Golf Outing & Supplier Field Day Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Gull Lake View East, Augusta

Registration and Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – noon / Shotgun: 12:00 p.m. Dinner and Cocktails: 5:00 p.m.

Tickets Please! Purchase 25 tickets for $20. There is a wonderful assortment of prizes which includes a registration to the NGCOA Annual Conference in San Antonio and get away packages to Michigan hotels and golf courses. And more...

Individual Golfers Welcome!

We will place you in a group. For additional information contact the MGCOA at 800-860-8575 or jpaisley@mgcoa.org

Team Big Skins: $600 pot to split • You WILL be able to use mulligans to win a Team Big Skin (So load up on Mulligan’s) • In case there are no Big Team Skins awarded from stroke play, 3 teams will be randomly drawn to win $200 per team.

Individual Golfer: • Scramble Format • Lunch • Dinner • 2 Drink Tickets • Use of Practice Range • Golfers Gifts

$100.00 includes...

• Prizes for the Winning Teams • Putting Contest • Door Prizes at Dinner • Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and More • Raffle for Education Foundation • Big Skins

Come and enjoy a wonderful day of golf & networking. Bring your staff, friends, colleagues or come alone— we will make sure you have a great day! ____Golfers @ $100 = __________ Golfer #1______________________________________ Course or Company__________________________________ Phone__________________ e-mail____________________________

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